"I shouldn't be saying this, high treason really, but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren't fooled by our accent into detecting a brilliance that may not really be there."
Fry - who puts his own melodious tones down to having "vocal cords made of tweed" - made the suggestion after seeing a "blitz of Brits" scoop many of this year's Golden Globes and Oscars.
My vocal cords are made of tweed - I give off an air of Oxford donnishness and old BBC wirelesses
Stephen Fry in his autobiography
By the way--my British accent is intact. I think I might sound quite sexy if you don't know who you're talking to :)